MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL AXES JOBS AND GROWTH FROM CABINET BY DUMPING SMALL BUSINESS - 18 JULY 2016

The Turnbull Liberal Government has betrayed millions of Australian small business owners by dumping the Small Business portfolio from Cabinet.

Today’s decision has exposed the Liberal Party’s pro-small business rhetoric as nothing more than lip-service.

 

Despite appointing the largest Cabinet since 1975, Mr Turnbull has found no room for Small Business. This is a massive snub to the Australian small business sector and millions of Australians who are employed in small businesses.

 

As the Australian economy transitions, the role of our small businesses as job-creating drivers of economic growth and prosperity has never been more important.

 

Unlike the Liberal Party, Labor realises small businesses are at the forefront of innovation, productivity and opportunity.

 

The sector is as diverse as it is large and it requires a voice around the Cabinet table.

 

The Liberal Party’s claims to be the Party of small business have always been baseless and today’s snubbing is further confirmation of this.

MONDAY, 18 JULY 2016